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Sorry if this has been covered before but what engine oils are you using in the V6's?
 

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Hi,

20W40 semi syn from local motorfactor (not the cheapest one the do) and replace it and the filter every 5K.

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Hi,

20W40 semi syn from local motorfactor (not the cheapest one the do) and replace it and the filter every 5K
Yeah, you could put 20w/40 oil in - if you can find such a grade - but it'll knacker your engine. :rolleyes: I'm sure Shoggyraminator meant 10w/40 semi.

And changing the oil every 5K is worth it if you constantly drive hard. 8-10k is fine with normal(ish) driving. As long as you use good quality oil. In my opinion you can't go wrong with Shell Helix Plus 10w/40 semi. For £24 a gallon it's a bargain.
 

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Yeah, you could put 20w/40 oil in - if you can find such a grade - but it'll knacker your engine. :rolleyes: I'm sure Shoggyraminator meant 10w/40 semi.

And changing the oil every 5K is worth it if you constantly drive hard. 8-10k is fine with normal(ish) driving. As long as you use good quality oil. In my opinion you can't go wrong with Shell Helix Plus 10w/40 semi. For £24 a gallon it's a bargain.

10w/40 is great, but if drive it hard and get the engine real hot then 10w/40 doesnt perform as good and sounds ticky, so u can go for 10w/60 Shell Racing oil fully synthetic or castrol RS 10w/60 which performs well when engine gets hot.
 

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I like to drive pretty hard so I might be better with a 10w-60, but as it's so cold up here in winter maybe I should use 5w-40?? :confused: My average drives are around 20-30 minutes long if taking into account journy to work.
 

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I like to drive pretty hard so I might be better with a 10w-60, but as it's so cold up here in winter maybe I should use 5w-40?? :confused: My average drives are around 20-30 minutes long if taking into account journy to work.

I didnt really think about your location, if you warm the car up before you drive im sure 10w/60 shud be more than fine, 5w/40 fully synthetic wouldnt do any harm either just doesn't protect and perform as well when the v6 gets hot and ur constantly flooring it.
 

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I asked the same question a while back, and got the Selenia answers..... but my local mechanic told me that I should not change out the oil with a different grade, but should replace it with the same grade oil.....

Is he right? I wanted to put a 10w/60 in, but he reckons the oil currently in is 5w/40.....
 

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The 10w60 would have been fine.
 
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